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I moved my computer and when i did, it would not come back on. Monitor works but something is wrong with the brain--light comes on, but I don't hear it running. when this first happened it asked about recovery and then I don't know3 exactly what happened. does it need reset or whatever? Also, as stated, I don't hear it "gearing up" ike it used to. It is only six months old.

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Try to check if you plugged all the correct sockets into place. check if you also got the outlet correct. this may only happen if you got something moved specially the towercase. if all connections are ok, check inside your tower if the RAMs are correctly seated. those are your memory.

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If you don' t hear the fan running then you have other problems. Any blinking lights would indicate something is getting power. I'm assuming the computer was working before the power button was pushed... If the monitor is actually working, you could hook up another monitor to check too then you have other problems but need more info to know what that could be.

would need to know the answer to the above questions as well as if it was working before, what was done, what changed between it working and this problem. Also what age the machine etc.

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moniotr switches into power save mode when it is connected to the computer and there is no signal for the computer. Try following the steps below which i recomended for another poster as well

Unplug the monitor from the power
Unplug the monitor from the computer
Plug the monitor back in.
Try turning it on.

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if it DOESN'T it means there is something wrong with the computer.

if it DOES:

plug it back on to the computer, turn the computer power off.
Press and hold the power button on the computer for about 15 seconds.
Plug the computer back on.
Try turning the computer on.
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Yes! :)

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